Dr Lucía del Pino Molina

Lucía del Pino Molina

Postdoctoral researcher in the Immunology Department, at La Paz University Hospital in the Lymphocyte Pathophysiology in Immunodeficiencies group, IdiPAZ, Madrid. Her area of research is the study of B cell deregulation in Primary Immunodeficiencies, specifically antibody deficiencies.

She studied Biology at the Complutense University Madrid, then she obtained a Master Degree in Immunology Research in the same University (2012). In 2012 she started her PhD training in the Immunology Department at La Paz University Hospital in Madrid, working on the project “Intracellular signaling and epigenetic profile of B lymphocytes in Common Variable Immunodeficiency” under the supervision of Dr. Eduardo López Granados. She also incorporated to the Lymphocyte Pathophysiology in Immunodeficiencies group at IdiPAZ. During the PhD training she realized two short internships at Chromatin and Disease Group headed by Dr. Esteban Ballestar in Barcelona and at Primary Immunodeficiencies diseases Lab guided by Dr. M van der Burg in the Dept. Immunology at the Erasmus MC (Rotterdam).

She defended her thesis in 2017, PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biomedicine at the Complutense University Madrid.

Her work at the Lymphocyte Pathophysiology in Immunodeficiencies group attemps to define the anatomical, cellular, molecular and (epi)genetic bases of immunological dysfunction in patients diagnosed with primary immunodeficiency. She is also interested in the maturation and functional specialization of human B lymphocytes, and its pathophysiology in primary and secondary antibody immunodeficiencies.